WASHINGTON (Agencies) - The Obama Administrations new Afghanistan commanders are likely to order fresh military strikes against the Taliban as part of a broad push to encourage more militants to join US and Afghan reconciliation efforts, senior defence officials said. The shift comes amid a growing US realisation that outreach to the Taliban - a core part of the American strategy for pacifying Afghanistan - wont succeed until the armed group feels its power is waning, the Wall Street Journal quoted officials as saying. We need to change the calculus of the average Taliban fighter, a senior American commander in Afghanistan said via email. They wont want to talk if they feel like theyre winning. Right now they think they have the upper hand. US officials acknowledge that few Taliban fighters have shown any interest in laying down their weapons. At the same time, US commanders have been alarmed by the collapse of a similar outreach effort in Pakistan.